We are an international partner network that aims at making administrative staff drivers for digitization. The innovation lies in our goal of creating a pan-European platform for knowledge exchange regarding Smart Cities. This mutual learning approach is essential in a domain which is as new as it is important for defining the future of cities.
Often, there is a gap between the vision of digitalization and daily work of administrative staff. We want to provide knowledge for those who implement Smart City projects on the local level, across Europe and regardless of town size. The design of future cities reflects societal challenges of our era such as climate change and we shall create dialogue about how this design could eventually look.
Through the development of the training course and its implementation in the pilots, both educational staff and learners (tourism managers) will be trained in the new orientation of Green Tourism; especially for the latter this is of enormous importance and the acquired knowledge and skills can be directly implemented in the SMEs and their services, making them much more environmentally friendly.
The training of educational experts in the professional production of webinars and tutorials, enables the educational institutions to offer the whole course online. This leads not only to a direct competence development of the trainers, but also to a long-term increase of the digital education offer
A very important influence will be the engagement with micro-credentials among educational institutions, but also among business representatives. On the one hand, this is an innovative educational concept, which in the short term can be trained in a market-oriented, customer-oriented and high-quality manner at the interface between HE and VET. This opens up new target groups in post-graduate vocational training for educational institutions and improves, shortens and cheapens lifelong vocational learning, in this case for tourism managers (EQF Level 5+). Internalising the concept of micro-credentials as soon as possible and incorporating it into the educational offer, finding ways and cooperation partners for a high-quality accreditation and ensuring a high market acceptance for it will only bring benefits to all parties involved.
Digital City Experts - making administrative staff drivers for the digital era
Coordinator: Zentrum für Digitale Entwicklung GmbH (ZDE)